Audi To Provide 40 A3 e-trons For “Electric Mobility Showcase” In Germany
Starting in mid April, Audi began providing a fleet of 40 A3 Sportback e-trons, which are being tested in Berlin, Munich and Stuttgart through the Electric Mobility Showcase support program (a joint initiative of the German government and the automotive industry).
The fleet is divided into three parts to gather experience of plug-in hybrids in the real world.
- In Berlin 15 cars will be used to commute between home and places of work in an urban setting
- In Munich 10 test candidates without own private charging point will test publicly accessible charging
- In Stuttgart 15 cars will be in use at private households and delivery services
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Member of the Board of Management for Technical Development at Audi said:
“The first time we were involved in the Electric Mobility Showcase in 2012, we gleaned valuable insights into how purely electric driving copes in everyday operation. We are now taking this involvement a stage further with the Audi A3 Sportback e‑tron, our first production model with plug‑in hybrid drive. Our aim is to analyze how our cars handle a variety of everyday situations, what the participants of the trial expect of them and how that squares with their actual experience.”